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    I'm in Year 12 and am planning to apply for Politics with International Relations next year, but I can't decide whether to defer my application and have a gap year. I feel as if a gap year would make me feel more comfortable with going to university as I feel it would have me more mature. I was planning to nanny in Paris and teach English, which I think would count as experience for International Relations.
    I was also wondering whether you need a lot of experience to get onto a Politics degree in a prestigious university. I have already had a placement at my local constituency office, shadowed my local MP and in June I have managed to organise a placement in Downing Street (my Head of Sixth Form knows Theresa May's assistant so I'm very lucky). Is this enough?
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    (Original post by kathrynsylvie1)
    I'm in Year 12 and am planning to apply for Politics with International Relations next year, but I can't decide whether to defer my application and have a gap year. I feel as if a gap year would make me feel more comfortable with going to university as I feel it would have me more mature. I was planning to nanny in Paris and teach English, which I think would count as experience for International Relations.
    I was also wondering whether you need a lot of experience to get onto a Politics degree in a prestigious university. I have already had a placement at my local constituency office, shadowed my local MP and in June I have managed to organise a placement in Downing Street (my Head of Sixth Form knows Theresa May's assistant so I'm very lucky). Is this enough?
    Thank you!
    I'm wondering this too! I'm not too sure what my gap year should consist of although I definitely want to do some volunteering... so if anyone has any other ideas, it would be much appreciated
 
 
 
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